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Children's EEG Indices of Directed Attention during Somatosensory Anticipation: Relations with Executive Function

  title={Children's EEG Indices of Directed Attention during Somatosensory Anticipation: Relations with Executive Function},
  author={Staci Meredith Weiss and Peter J. Marshall},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
Children’s ability to direct attention to salient stimuli is a key aspect of cognitive functioning. Here we examined the magnitude and lateralization of EEG indices during somatosensory anticipation elicited by a left or right directional cue indicating the bodily location of an upcoming tactile stimulus. In 50 children aged 6-8 years, somatosensory anticipation was accompanied by anticipatory negativity and alpha mu rhythm desynchronization at contralateral central electrode sites (C3 and C4… 

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